Most of the financial aid programs we offer do have some common
eligibility rules. To qualify for aid you must:
- be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible
noncitizen. International students may apply for the University's
Family Housing or Child Care Assistance Program.
- be admitted to the University in an approved degree or certificate
program (review your options for aid if you are a non-matriculated student).
- not have loans in excess of the aggregate limits of the aid programs.
- not be disqualified based on a conviction for a drug-related offense
while you were enrolled in school and receiving federal student aid.
- be registered with the Selective Service (if required).
- be making satisfactory academic
progress towards a degree.
- provide financial information (including parents' information, where
In general, students whose FAFSA is received after February 28,
part-time and post-baccalaureate (5th year) students are considered for
only limited types of aid. However, if you are in a degree or approved
certificate program, you may still be eligible to apply for Federal Pell
grants and Washington State Need Grants (for undergraduates pursuing first
bachelor's degree) and the Federal Direct Loan programs.
Less than full-time students or others with exceptional circumstances,
may download a Financial Aid Priority Appeal Form from our office for
possible consideration for other forms of aid.